With each Valley Oak League contest played, the importance continues to grow at season's end, and the Sierra Timberwolves did not waste an opportunity, holding off the Weston Ranch Cougars 12-5 Wednesday in VOL action.
The Manteca Buffaloes were a few innings from extending their postseason hopes a little further, but an error-filled fifth inning gave Kimball High all the ammunition it would need for a 7-5 Valley Oak League win over the Buffaloes Wednesday.
The Valley Oak League's singles tournament had a No. 1 seed expected to make it to Thursday's Championship match, and a No. 2 seed that shows he deserves the challenge. Sierra's Kevin Rausa handled his portion of the deal, earning a spot against league No. 1 seed Logan Staggs for the league crown.
For a moment, it seemed as if the Sonora Wildcats would decrease Sierra's chances at pulling in one of the three Valley Oak League playoff spots up for grabs during the stretch run. Only Dylan DeBrouwer had other plans, going the distance for the Timberwolves in a 7-4 win Tuesday.
Sierra High freshman hurler Allison Walljasper tossed a one-hitter Tuesday to lead her team past host Weston Ranch, 12-0.
It's a pivotal week for area schools in the Valley Oak League.
The Sierra Timberwolves hauled in a one-sided 117-51 girls victory Thursday, but the boys came up short 85-79 to visiting Ripon High in the two clubs' Valley Oak League swim meet, falling in the final race for the difference.
Brandon Manville picked up a tennis racquet for the first time this past summer.
In a replay of the Valley Oak League's most pivotal rematch, the Manteca High School outlasted host Oakdale in an eight-inning battle that saw the Buffaloes explode for five in the bonus frame of a 6-1 win Thursday.
Sierra's boys track and field team was expected to clinch at least share of its second straight Valley Oak League title, and fifth in seven years, Thursday at Oakdale High.
In a clash between the top two teams in the Valley Oak League, Sierra High maintained the top spot by defeating second-place Kimball in Tracy Thursday, 4-1.
If it wasn't for bad luck, the East Union Lancers wouldn't have any.
Brennon Williams could have been the hero the last time he and the Oakdale High baseball team visited Manteca, but he was robbed of the opportunity.
Will C. Wood High of Vacaville returned home with the Tony Horton Golf Invitational's team and individual championships Wednesday at Manteca Park Golf Course.
After hauling in at least a portion of the 2011 Valley Oak League championship with a 5-0 win over the Lathrop Spartans Tuesday, the East Union tennis players simply stuck around for some extra work. The Lancers will have to stop the Sierra Timberwolves Thursday for the outright crown, and that will be the only thing to get the group a taste of satisfaction.
East Union second baseman Deja Guzman may not stand out as much as her Lancers softball counterparts, but that may be because she makes it ...
RIPON - Ripon Christian finished its second-round match with visiting Colfax with a bang.
PATTERSON - With several of his players not competing in the Valley Oak League Tournament last week, Manteca head coach Frank Fontana was concerned his Buffaloes ...
RIPON - Ripon celebrated the clinching of its second straight Trans-Valley League title Tuesday with an 8-0 thrashing of Riverbank on Senior Night, but the Indians ...
RIPON - Ripon is a win away from guaranteeing at least a share of its first Trans-Valley League championship since 2001.
RIPON - This isn't the same Hughson team that claimed the last five Sac-Joaquin Section Division V titles, but Ripon's 10-0 mercy-shortened win over ...
RIPON - Ripon made quick work of visiting Orestimba in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Coed Team Tennis playoffs on Monday, cruising to a ...
MERCED - Jake Van Vuren punctuated an undefeated run with the boys single championship, while Avery Veilleux and Hannah Lockwood seized the girls doubles title in ...
TRACY - After a scoreless first half Sierra got an early second-half goal and one late to hold off Kimball 2-1 in Valley Oak League soccer ...
MODESTO - It all comes down to Wednesday's Valley Oak League finale at East Union for first-place Manteca.
PATTERSON - Connor Larkin was far from perfect from tee to green in the Trans-Valley League Championships at Diablo Grande on Monday, but he didn't ...
OAKDALE – Records are made to be broken, and three were eclipsed Saturday in the Valley Oak League swimming championships at Oakdale High.
East Union lost a pitcher's duel to Central Catholic on Wednesday.
Sierra High's playoff hopes became a little bit tougher following Friday's 11-7 Valley Oak League loss to visiting Oakdale.
LATHROP - Devin Sullivan pitched five strong innings in his first start in more than month, and Manteca rapped out 16 hits in completing a series ...